In Chicago, Illinois a Saturday night auto accident seriously injured at least five people, including three children. A Buick lost control, hit a Hyundai and crashed into a median, according to the Chicago Sun Times. The auto collision occurred around 10:30 pm near 31st Street, and the Illinois State Police were the responding officers to the crash.
The only people reported injured were in the Buick. Four were taken to Stroger Hospital of Cook County, and one was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. All injuries are reportedly not life threatening.
The Illinois State Police cited the driver with improper lane usage and no valid drivers license. They say that bad weather conditions (snow and ice) played a role in the accident.
From a Chicago personal injury lawyer’s perspective, it is likely that the passengers in the Buick and the occupants of the Hyundai will have injury claims against the driver of the Buick, that is assuming the driver of the Buick had valid insurance. The Buick appeared to be traveling too fast for conditions in ice and snow.
David Abels & Associates, P.C. are personal injury lawyers who represent clients throughout the Chicago area and the entire State of Illinois. Many of our clients come from Lake County, DuPage County, McHenry County, Kane County, and Will County, as well as nearby towns and neighborhoods such as Oak Lawn, Riverside, Dolton, Olympia Fields, Evanston, Skokie, Mattson, Sauk Village, Oak Park, South Holland, Cicero, Homewood, Blue Island, Hazel Crest, Harvey, Westchester, Lansing, Chicago Heights, Maywood, Bellwood, and Berwyn in Cook County.
Car accident lawyers from our firm handle all kinds of injuries resulting from auto accidents, including broken bones, back and neck injuries, and internal injuries. We also handle wrongful death cases for families who have lost loved ones because another person was negligent and caused a fatal car accident.